Site Design Cost
The cost of launching or relaunching a website can can range from nearly free to thousands of dollars. Various things can legitimately add to the cost of developing a site. Custom graphics, message crafting and advertising assistance, and features such as on-line purchasing can be expensive.
That said, the days of the high-priced web site and needing a full time web-master are pretty much over. Basic site hosting and much of site design have become quite affordable. Not quite as easy as some advertising might make it look, but adding and updating site content does not require skills much beyond basic word processing. Here are the prices for some of the packages I offer.
The consulting and support time included in these packages should be sufficient to get your new site launched with a look you like and provide training and support time to get your initial pages, posts, and content added to your new site.
Blogger package: $140
Starting your own blog? One of the best hosts for non-commercial blogs is WordPress.com.
- 4 Hours on site or remote assistance with site setup and learning to use WordPress.
- Support and consulting time after the 4 hours at $35 an hour (if you need it).
Total ongoing annual cost – $0 Basic WordPress.com hosting is free.
Small Business or personal site: $500
Customized WordPress backed web site personal and small business package
- 1 URL annual registration
- 12 Months of web hosting
- Initial web design and setup, including up to 6 hours of support and learning to use WordPress.
- Support and consulting time after the 6 hours at $35 an hour (if you need it).
Total ongoing annual cost: apr $200.00 (includes hosting, URL registration, monthly monitoring, updating WordPress engine, plug-ins and core themes plus two hours of support)
I need more than that package—ask for an estimate.
If your site needs extra resources, such as on-line purchasing or has a high volume of traffic (thousands a day), the site hosting cost may need to be higher.
- Get in touch for a free consultation and a ball-park estimate.
Personal Support and assistance
My pledge to my clients is that I will always charge reasonable prices for consulting and support. I will get to know your needs and provide real support and assistance. You will know the voice at the other end of the phone line.
Wondering about where I host my sites?
While I love the idea of small and home grown and local, for site hosting it is best to go with a web-hosting environment with a lot of experience and resources. I prefer 1and1 web hosting. They are solid, reliable, and affordable. I have hosted sites with them for over ten years and have had no complaints. (But if you already have a site hosted elsewhere, I would be glad to work with that site and provider.)